Director of Digital Information Strategy                                

Job Code/Title:  2418/ Senior Manager, IT

Department:  Academic Affairs

Job Level:  D

Supervisor:  Provost

Job Family:  8

FTE:  1.0

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Date Created/ Reviewed:  02/26/08

Term:  Four Years, with possibility of renewal

Position Summary
Reporting to the Provost, the Director of Digital Information Strategy directs and leads Duke's digital information management effort. A seasoned facilitator of University alliances and collaboration, s/he works closely with the senior administration, faculty, and staff to develop an enterprise-wide digital information management strategy with defined standards and feasible implementation plans.  

  • Chairs the Digital Information Management Committee, a group of faculty, Library, Student Affairs and OIT staff, which advises the Provost on issues related to the growing impact of digital materials and methods and recommends policy and processes for digital information management.
  • Engages schools, departments and other units, comprised of high level staff around the university (for example, Chief Information Officers for university and health system; University Librarian; associate deans of the Fuqua and Pratt Schools, etc) in order to identify and maximize the resources and support needed to manage digital information and plan for their preservation.
  • Provides project management support for demonstration projects by assisting project sponsors with initial planning, defining resource requirements and evaluating the results; monitors projects throughout the University to ensure consistent application of standards, processes and evaluation methodology.  
  • Documents the planning and implementation process, including the proposed information architecture for Duke.
  • Establishes an approach for consolidating data and eliminating redundant systems across the University; guides the creation of policies that control retention and disposal of data.
  • Establishes metrics for evaluation and leads the assessment process.

·         Communicates effectively within the Duke community regarding Committee goals and the benefits of consolidated data storage.

  • In conjunction with counterparts at Dartmouth University, researches best practices and trends in academic uses of digital repositories and digital assets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None, but may direct the work of a staff assistant.

It is the expectation that all Duke University staff will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.  In addition, managers and supervisors are expected to help develop a common vision by providing clear direction and priorities, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication.  They are also expected to take the time to effectively plan and evaluate performance, provide feedback, recognition and coaching, and develop employees to achieve their personal and organizational goals.  
Required: BA/BS
Preferred: Advanced degree in an appropriate field; Project Management certification (CPM).
Required:  Significant project management experience in information technology, information management, corporate or university archives or a relevant area, including significant experience working with large collections of digitized materials; prior management experience involving multiple operational units; demonstrated leadership, initiative, creativity and sound judgment; effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical and organizational skills; ability to engage a variety of constituencies and build collaborative, productive relationships; proven ability to grasp complex subjects and meet project deadlines; demonstrated skill in workflow and data analysis; working knowledge of MS Office applications.
Preferred:  Prior experience working in higher education; possesses an understanding that technologies can be used to enhance inter-operability among and between digital repositories, enterprise systems, and academic applications (e.g., course management systems); familiarity with current digital repository technology and metadata standards, such as OAI, OKI OSIDs, WebDAV, web services, Dublin Core.
Working Conditions
·         Normal office environment
·         Occasional travel required
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
Salary and Benefits
Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.
Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at  Please include DIGITAL INFO in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin in mid-March and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.  An electronic resume should also be submitted at - refer to Requisition # 400186548.
Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Perkins Library System has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.